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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,922Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 252

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 252

905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 21,823 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Arkansas
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,268 602 S3 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,118 759 2 2
LISINOPRIL 973 582 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 963 769 4 7
CARVEDILOL 938 703 5 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 886 657 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 862 597 7 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 647 364 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 637 409 9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 627 407 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583 406 11 4
GABAPENTIN 550 312 12 11
MELOXICAM 484 313 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451 311 14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 451 407 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443 273 16 13
TRAMADOL HCL 423 198 17 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 402 190 R 18 46
RISPERIDONE 357 201 19 81
AZITHROMYCIN 320 206 20 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 319 117 R 21 51
TRAZODONE HCL 318 188 22 31
NEXIUM 315 156 23 23
CLONIDINE HCL 314 169 24 35
FENOFIBRATE 309 167 25 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 289 285 26 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 93 27 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271 205 28 26
NAMENDA 270 270 29 41
CLOPIDOGREL 269 197 30 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 267 223 31 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 253 149 32 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 251 172 33 77
SERTRALINE HCL 242 185 34 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 165 35 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 153 35 16
LYRICA 227 122 37 66
PLAVIX 227 168 37 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226 154 39 12
GLIPIZIDE 223 158 40 52
ATENOLOL 220 167 41 18
LANTUS 206 149 42 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201 157 43 67
CYMBALTA 195 84 44 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 195 115 44 87
OLANZAPINE 190 106 46 191
PROAIR HFA 187 60 47 54
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 171 117 R 48 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 120 49 40
DIGOXIN 166 134 50 44
MIRTAZAPINE 158 132 51 58
NAPROXEN 157 73 52 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 153 59 53 110
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 152 136 54 155
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 147 88 55 113
EXELON 146 138 56 154
CRESTOR 142 87 57 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140 122 58 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 97 59 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 103 60 50
PREDNISONE 137 103 61 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 89 62 24
SUCRALFATE 134 84 63 125
FAMOTIDINE 128 81 64 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 127 75 65 74
ABILIFY 125 19 66 185
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124 61 R 67 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 75 67 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 123 100 69 123
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123 71 69 194
ALLOPURINOL 122 101 71 30
DILTIAZEM ER 121 80 72 86
RAMIPRIL 118 117 73 71
HALOPERIDOL 118 89 73 193
COMBIVENT 113 70 75 123
DIOVAN 111 86 76 38
SEROQUEL 109 74 77 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 86 78 53
NOVOLOG 107 67 79 106
CLOZAPINE 106 106 80 288
AMIODARONE HCL 105 83 81 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 105 76 81 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 62 83 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 62 83 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL 103 56 85 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 39 85 105
QUINAPRIL HCL 103 59 85 120
PAROXETINE HCL 100 52 88 75
SINGULAIR 98 59 89 100
RIVASTIGMINE 94 90 90 292
TERAZOSIN HCL 93 79 91 94
RANITIDINE HCL 93 70 91 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93 15 91 111
SPIRIVA 91 30 94 68
BENICAR 91 72 94 143
LITHIUM CARBONATE 86 12 96 253
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 31 96 84
DIOVAN HCT 86 62 96 65
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 85 34 99 303
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 40 99 103
CELEBREX 85 50 99 101
PRIMIDONE 84 47 102 267
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 59 103 33
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 38 104 133
DETROL LA 78 57 105 178
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 64 106 261
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 55 106 63
LOVASTATIN 75 71 108 39
LAMOTRIGINE 74 24 109 165
METHOCARBAMOL 74 24 R 109 159
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 45 111 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 44 112 49
GEMFIBROZIL 71 46 113 98
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 37 R 113 184
AGGRENOX 71 62 113 168
IBUPROFEN 68 37 116 130
GLYBURIDE 68 52 R 116 78
VESICARE 67 33 118 183
JANUVIA 64 46 119 88
LIPITOR 64 59 119 112
BUMETANIDE 63 59 121 139
TAZTIA XT 63 32 121 235
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 33 121 153
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 60 R 124 138
CARAFATE 60 59 125 250
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 46 126 147
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 12 126 177
PREMARIN 59 31 R 126 116
FLUCONAZOLE 59 36 126 185
BACLOFEN 59 42 126 158
SYNTHROID 58 52 131 47
VENTOLIN HFA 56 26 132 102
LEVETIRACETAM 55 31 133 131
CEPHALEXIN 55 26 133 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 27 135 36
FENTANYL 52 33 S2 136 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 48 136 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 37 138 119
HUMULIN R 51 34 138 202
LACTULOSE 51 14 138 157
NITROSTAT 51 39 138 189
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 17 S3 142 117
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 23 142 129
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.